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For years, beachy waves have reigned supreme, but the days of Texas curls have officially returned. The more polished (and high-maintenance) version of their boho West Coast cousins, Texas curls were all the rage around 201, but fell out of prominence once everyone stopped wanting to look like a Housewife or sorority girl. Interestingly enough, they’ve been making a comeback since August of this year.

The (re)emerging trend packs a punch with tight ringlets, volume to high heaven and lots of hairspray. (Think Nicole Kidman in Stepford Wives.) Here, four celebs who are following Dolly Parton’s “the higher the hair, the closer to God” mantra and rocking Texas curls.

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Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge took her signature sleek blowout up a notch and donned a curlier look during a red carpet event with Prince William on November 9.

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Connie Britton

The Dirty John star pumped up the volume last night at her show’s premiere and made Tami Taylor (her Friday Night Lights character) proud in the process.

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Queen MÁxima of the Netherlands

When it comes to curls (and prints), the queen is a maximalist, as evidenced by her October 12 ’do.

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Jessica Alba

With those bouncy ringlets and that Southern hospitality, you’d have no idea Alba is a native Californian. She traded in her usual loose waves for Texas curls at an event on August 8.

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